Meet the tailless tenrec, in appearance similar to a mix between a shrew and a hedgehog but not related to either family of species. It isn't really tailless, it just has a really short tail.
This photo is taken by my girlfriend Henriette, I like the wide angle perspective of the entire family nest. Note though that this scene is slightly misleading: tailless tenrecs in reality live a solitary existence. In addition, they are nocturnal (active at night).
This is not a scene in the wild, it is taken in a reptile park called Pyreras Reserve in Madagascar. This park offers you the chance to view some iconic Madagascar species, species you are very unlikely to find in the real wild.